AUDITIONS

Auditions

NUTLEY LITTLE THEATRE SCHEDULES AUDITIONS FOR:

*AUDITION NOTICE**

Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus : A Radio Play in Two Acts by Andrew J. Fenady

Directed by Beatriz Esteban-Messina

Auditions: Sunday Oct 17 6-8 PM, Monday Oct 18, 7-9 PM and call backs, if needed, Wed, Oct 20 7-9 PM.

Script will be provided at auditions. (Radio play version).

Performance dates: December 10,11,16,17,18 at 8 pm & Dec 12,18 at 2 pm

**Please note, this production will be the radio play version**

Synopsis: A young girl writes a letter to the editor of the New York Sun. “Dear Editor, I am eight years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says if you see it in the Sun, it’s so. Please tell me the truth. Is there a Santa Claus?” Ed Mitchell, the editor, assigns Frank Church—a reporter on the verge of self destruction—the task of answering Virginia’s question. Church’s quest and reply have become one of the world’s most quoted and beloved editorials.

Rehearsals: will be a combination of virtual, physically distanced, and masked. The show ‘s format as a radio play allows for it to be staged as physically distanced as possible so no 2 performers are less than 6 feet away.

Characters:

(The 32 characters in YES VIRGINIA will be played by 8 actors. The characters may be played by versatile performers regardless of age, race, faith, gender identification, and sexual orientation.)

EDWARD P. MITCHELL

ANNOUNCER

SOUND EFFECTS MEN (2-NON SPEAKING)

JIM/CLIFF (ENGINEERS)

FRANK P. CHURCH

JAMES O’HANLON

DOMINIC (DOM) DONNELI

VIRGINIA DONNELI

JULIE

SUSAN

SEAN O’HANLON

EVIE O’HANLON

ANDREA BORLAND

TEDDY MURRAY

CONRNELIUS BARRINGTON

GOSS/GEROGE/TOM PRYOR/OFFICER AKINS

OTHO/CHAMBERS/OFFICER FLYNN

NEWSBOY/SHANNON/O’HARA

SCHULLER/SAM/THIEF/RED

SHORT/SCOTTY/ART FRITZ

And Police Officers, Dock Workers, Old Man, Uniformed Park Attendant, Little Girl, Wife, Husband, etc.

PLEASE NOTE: (based on Equity and CDC guidelines)

Performers must be vaccinated to participate.

The director and creative team are vaccinated against COVID-19.

Proof of Vaccination will be asked for at the in person auditions by the Audition Proctor.

Masks are to be worn in the lobby of the theater, but may be removed during the audition.

Please reach out to the director Beatriz Esteban-Messina at stmaryjerseycity@yahoo.com if you have any questions.